Awards & Recognition

Kintegra Gold Status Advocacy Center of Excellence (ACE)

Kintegra is proud to again receive GOLD status designation as an Advocacy Center of Excellence (ACE).

The National Association of Community Health Centers defines an Advocacy Center of Excellence (ACE) as a Health Center or Primary Care Association that creates a culture of advocacy to ensure that policy makers at all levels of government commit to investing in affordable, equitable, and innovative care that health centers provide.

An Advocacy Center of Excellence (ACE) is a Community Health Center that creates a culture of advocacy to ensure that policymakers at all levels of government commit to investing in the affordable, equitable, and innovative care that health centers provide. ACE levels recognize consistent engagement and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to making advocacy an organizational priority. ACEs actively partner with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) on federal policy issues, as well as their state Primary Care Association (PCA) on key local-level policy issues impacting health centers and their patients. There are three ACE levels – BronzeSilver, and Gold. Each ACE designation is valid for two years. Kintegra’s  current GOLD status is valid through December 2025.


Patient Centered Medical Home

Quality Care Recognition

The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) certification recognized the use of evidence-based, patient-centered processes that focus on highly coordinated care and long-term, participative relationships.

Kintegra’s PCMH recognition includes a Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration.

We are proud of this recognition at the following locations:

Gaston County:

  • Kintegra Adult & Pediatric Medicine – XRay Drive
  • Kintegra Family Medicine Bessemer City
  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Hudson
  • Kintegra Family Medicine – 3rd Ave
  • Kintegra Family Medicine -Highland
  • Kintegra Pediatric Medicine – Gastonia

Catawba County:

  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Hickory
  • Catawba Valley Family Medicine – Northeast Hickory
  • Catawba Valley Family Medicine – Claremont
  • Catawba Valley Family Medicine – Maiden
  • Catawba Valley Family Medicine – Taylorsville

Cleveland County

  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Boiling Springs
  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Fallston
  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Kings Mountain
  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Shelby Marketplace
  • Kintegra Pediatric Medicine – Shelby

Lincoln County:

  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Lincolnton

Iredell County:

  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Statesville
  • Kintegra Pediatric Medicine – Statesville

Davidson County:

  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Lexington
  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Thomasville

Davie County:

  • Kintegra Family Medicine – Mocksville

Click on the links below for an informational booklet about Kintegra and Patient Centered Medical Home

PCMH Brochure English (2024)

PCMH Brochure Spanish (2024)

HRSA Quality awards

We’ve done it again! Kintegra has received the following HRSA Community Health Center Quality Recognition (CHCQR) awards for Program Year 2022.

The images shown above represent the HRSA Quality Badges awarded in 2023 for the 2022 UDS reporting period. 

Below are definitions and criteria for the awards.

  • Health Center Quality Leaders

To earn HCQL badges, health centers must have the best overall CQM performance based on average 2022 Adjusted Quartile Rankings (AQR). HRSA awards HCQL badges to health centers with AQR averages in the top three tiers (top30%). Kintegra earned the Bronze award meaning we were in the top 30% of health centers nationwide for our clinical quality metrics.

  • Access Enhancer:

        Health centers must

    • Achieve at least one of these:
      • Earn at least one HCQL or NQL badge.
      • Improve by at least a 15% in one or more CQMs in back-to-back reporting years.
    • Increase by at least 5% in back-to-back reporting years.
      • Total patients.
      • Patients receiving mental health, substance use disorder, vision, dental, or enabling services.
  • Health Disparities Reducer

     Health centers must

    • Qualify for the Access Enhancer badge.
    • Meet at least one of these:
    1. Improve by at least a 10% in low birth weight, hypertension control, or uncontrolled diabetes CQMs and must:
      • Improve during the two most recent back-to-back reporting years for at least one racial or ethnic group.
      • Perform as well or better than the previous year for the CQM at the health center level.
    2. Meet the following targets for all racial or ethnic groups they served within the latest reporting year.
  • Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality:

Health centers that meet all the following criteria:

    1. Adopted an electronic health record (EHR) system.
    2. Offered telehealth services.
    3. Exchanged clinical information online with key providers health care settings.
    4. Engaged patients through health IT.
    5. Collected data on patient social risk factors.
  • Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH): Recognizes health centers with PCMH recognition in one or more delivery sites.

To see full definitions of Award Criteria:

Community Health Quality Recognition (CHQR) Badges | Bureau of Primary Health Care (

To see Kintegra’s specific Awardee data, (and other organizations too) click on the link below:

Health Center Program Uniform Data System (UDS) Data Overview (

RAMS Kitchen receives Healthy Gaston VIP Recognition

Kintegra Awarded Charlotte Business Journal Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte for  2023

Kintegra is proud to be ranked amongst the ‘Healthiest Employers’ 2023 by the Charlotte Business Journal.

Read the 2023 eligibility requirements:



Kintegra Receives ‘80% in Every Community National Achievement Award for Colorectal Screening

Kintegra Health is proud to be among this year’s recipients of this year’s  80% In Every Community National Achievement Award.

The American Cancer Society National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (ACS NCCRT), founded in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), honored five organizations for their exceptional work to increase colorectal cancer screening rates across the U.S. with the 2023

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the U.S. While screenings for colorectal cancer are an important step in saving lives, only 59% of adults aged 45 years and older are up to date with screenings

The 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards is a program designed to recognize individuals and organizations who are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing needed initiatives that support the shared goal to reach colorectal screening rates of 80% and higher in communities across the nation. The awards include one grand prize winner and four other honorees, each of whom receives a monetary award to support continued efforts to increase colorectal cancer screenings.

In addition to Kintegra Health, this year’s awardees are:  CommUnityCare Health Centers & Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX; Colorado Cancer Screening Program, Denver, CO;  Ohio Association of Community Health Centers, Columbus, Ohio; and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Seattle, WA.

For more information about this important work and the 80% in Every Community Award, visit:

Press Releases (

Share the webcast replay and slides are now available in the NCCRT Resource Center:

FSHCAA FTCA Deemed Status Badge

The Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Acts of 1992 and 1995 (FSHCAA) provides that certain persons, referred to as covered individuals (i.e., governing board members, officers, employees, and certain individual contractors) of FTCA covered entities (e.g., health centers that receive section 330 funds and have been approved for coverage or “deemed” as employees of the Public Health Service (PHS) by the Secretary) be treated as PHS employees for purposes of medical malpractice liability coverage. Covered activities are acts or omissions in the performance of medical, surgical, dental, or related functions resulting in personal injury, including death, and occurring within the scope of employment (including within the approved scope of project). This means that a covered entity or individual is immune and will not be financially liable for any claims arising from covered activities. Congress’ intent was to increase the availability of funds to health centers to provide primary health care services by reducing or eliminating health centers’ malpractice insurance premiums.  

What is the Federal Tort Claims Act?

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